Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls are a great no bake, healthy alternative to have when you need a little boost of energy to make it through the day or a great treat for kids.
Prep: 10 minutes
cooling time: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes
Chocolate Pean Nut butter protein balls on a white board

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls are a great no bake, healthy alternative to have when you need a little boost of energy to make it through the day or a great treat for kids.

Chocolate Peanut butter protein balls on a white board.

These Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls are a quick and easy no bake snack to prepare and have when you are on the go. Skip the vending machines and fast food drive throughs and take one of these yummy balls instead.

Who invented and what is a protein ball?

  • 10 Minute Prep: Just 10 minutes and you are set.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry and the recipe is so simple.
  • Family Friendly: everyone, moms, dad and kids love these treats,
  • Adaptable: Can make it low-carb, , dairy free, low sugar
  • Makes Great on the Go Snacks: After or pre workout, after school, evening treat. You can have these protein balls any time.

What You Need to Make Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls

Ingredients

  • old fashioned rolled oats
  • peanut butter
  • maple syrup
  • chocolate m&ms
  • cinnamon
  • salt
bowl of oats, coated candies, peanut butter and vanilla

Equipment

How to Make Protein Balls – Step by Step

Raw ingredients, adding peanut butter to oats and mixing ingredients
  • Peanut Butter: First, warm the peanut butter in a microwave safe bowl on high for 20 seconds and then mix in all ingredients to a large bowl.
  • Scoop: Second, scoop out mix and then roll into a ball and place on parchment lined cookie sheet.
  • Repeat: Next, repeat until all of the balls have been made.
  • Set: Finally, refrigerate for 30 mins before serving.

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Common Questions About Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls

HOW DO I STORE PROTEIN BALLS

Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE A DIFFERENT BUTTER?

Absolutely, use any type of nut butter you like, they have almond, cashew or sunflower butters.

DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Of course, adapt the recipe to the needs and size of your family.

FREEZE THIS RECIPE?

Freeze the Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls for up to two months in an airtight container.

REPLACEMENTS FOR MAPLE SYRUP ?

Honey, agave nectar, liquid stevia or rice syrup will all work as replacements.

Chocolate Pean Nut butter protein balls on a white board

Expert Tips for Making Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls

  • Add Protein Powder: Great ones exist to really up your protein, for example, Chocolate or Peanut Butter
  • Candy: Feel free to replace the M&M candies with something else, mini M&Ms, Lily’s sugar free chocolate chips or carob ships.
  • Nuts: Chopped nuts ad a great texture, flavor and also add more protein.
  • More Syrup: If the balls seem to dry then add a little more syrup or even a dash of coconut milk.
  • Sit Out: Do not forget to set them out for a few minutes before enjoying these delicious balls.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls are a great no bake, healthy alternative to have when you need a little boost of energy to make it through the day or a great treat for kids.
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Servings: 24 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
cooling time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2-3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup chocolate M&M
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp salt

Instructions

  • Warm the peanut butter in a microwave safe bowl on high for 20 secs.
  • Add all ingredients to a large bowl, starting with 1⁄2 cup maple syrup.
  • Stir with a large wooden spoon until well mixed.
  • Scoop 1.5-2 tablespoons of mixture at a time.
  • Press mixture together in your hands to get it to stick.
  • Roll into a ball and place on parchment lined cookie sheet.
  • Repeat until all of the balls have been made (using extra maple syrup if you can not get the final balls to stick.
  • Refrigerate for 30 mins before serving.

Expert Tips

  • Add Protein Powder: Great ones exist to really up your protein, for example, Chocolate or Peanut Butter
  • Candy: Feel free to replace the M&M candies with something else, mini M&Ms, Lily’s sugar free chocolate chips or carob ships.
  • Nuts: Chopped nuts ad a great texture, flavor and also add more protein.
  • More Syrup: If the balls seem to dry then add a little more syrup or even a dash of coconut milk.
  • Sit Out: Do not forget to set them out for a few minutes before enjoying these delicious balls.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 134kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 65mg | Potassium: 122mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 7IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg

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